Etiquettes of Visiting an Art Gallery
An art gallery is a place of aesthetics and subtle beauty. Since it is a place reflecting raw creation of human mind, respect is the foremost aspect to display. To attain the full pleasure of arts, it is necessary to be in sync with the space as well as the pieces on display. Against such backdrop, maintaining standard etiquettes is utmost necessity in an art gallery. Although no written tags or banners are displayed commanding such rules, they are generally followed to maintain a decorum. While, breaking these general etiquettes could land one into an awkward social faux pass.
To speak or Not to
Well, it is better to be silent in an art gallery, because it would be almost crowded and if everyone begins to speak, eyes will get stained along with ears. It is better to keep silent and let your thoughts amplify. You may also carry a notebook and begin writing down what ever comes to your mind sitting quietly in front of a large painting. Above all, never speak about better paintings you have seen before. It is a pure misbehavior, at least inside the gallery. You can do that in the café outside. It is a respect for art and the place you are in.
Not to use a Smartphone
While speaking inside an art gallery is forbidding, talking on phone could only bring down your own image. If it is urgent, Text, and writing, “Can’t talk, I am in an art exhibition” is really a classy way to express yourself. Do not photograph the paintings or be busy in talking selfies. The letter one is almost an awkward thing to do in an art gallery. Also, do not use flash even if you are clicking a photo. Above all, the best way to enjoy an art exhibition is to shut your phone or keep it in a silent mode inside your bag.
Moving around the gallery
While walking down the gallery, do not go too close to the painting. There is always a dead zone between the pavement and the art, do not cross it. It is generally forbidding to touch anything in an exhibition. Also, if you are moving in a crowded place, try to go with the flow. Do not stand in between and create a commotion.
In fact, arts and paintings will be installed where you can have the best views. If there are some in places where you don’t get the time to stand still and stare, it is because, the art is not wort it. Don’t bother to miss the piece if you had to move along with the crowd. This is also about managing time to watch each painting or piece of art.
Kids and Pets?
It is not appropriate to bring kids and pets to an art gallery. There is always a strong chance of a nuisance around if you bring them. Pets are strictly not allowed while Kids can show you a bad day at the gallery.